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Definition

Postmodern theology denotes that branch of contemporary Christian thought which appropriates postmodernism’s theoretical assumptions and critical methodologies to articulate varying theological perspectives within the frameworks of liberal and orthodox theologies.

Summary

Western culture has been in the grip of a postmodern movement and mood since the 1960s. Today, it influences disciplines as diverse as mathematics and literature. This article surveys the impact of postmodernism on the field of theology in three sections. The first consists of a broad overview of philosophical and theological postmodernism. The next division explores some of the common features of postmodern theology vis-à-vis five biblical doctrines: Scripture, God, human beings, Christ, and the Church. The final section offers a succinct reflection on postmodern theology.

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